19 Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.

21 No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

22 The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 12:19-22

Commentary on Proverbs 12:19

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If truth be spoken, it will hold good; whoever may be disobliged, still it will keep its ground.

Commentary on Proverbs 12:20

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Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds.

Commentary on Proverbs 12:21

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If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it.

Commentary on Proverbs 12:22

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Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions.